Executive Director

On a personal note, John enjoys playing tennis with Sandy, his wife, as well as opportunities to travel internationally, especially Greece!

Dr. John Thompson

In 2009, John began training pastors in West Africa. In 2011, with requests coming from additional places, he and his long time friend and ministry colleague, Jason Wakefield, established Global Equip as a 501c3.  Global Equip is a ministry focused on training and equipping church planters and pastors in developing nations. 

Dr. John Thompson is Professor of Global Leadership in the School of Theology and Ministry at Oral Roberts University. He received a Bachelors in Church Ministries: Evangelism in 1990 and a Master’s in Biblical Literature in 1992, both from Oral Roberts University. He earned a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University in 2007.

Prior to joining the faculty at ORU, Dr. Thompson planted and pastored All Nations Fellowship, a multi-national church in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2003 to 2013. He has lived overseas and traveled to 42 nations.


Board development

Strategy formation & implantation

Staff and volunteer development

Relationship development with apostolic leaders, churches and donors

Financial & organizational management

Equipping teams development & leadership

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